I finally got my Oxford911 based firewire/usb2 enlosure and 200GB Western Digital HD. I put the thing together and plugged it in to my iBook and I got the message asking my to initialize it. I think it was Disk Manager that came up with the options for formatting the disk and for partitioning. Anyways, I have a couple of questions: 1) For a 200GB HD, is there any benefit to partitioning it? any performance effects? 2) How do paritions show up under OSX, do they appear as seperate drives? 3) How long does it take to format a drive that big? It was running for almost 6 hours yesterday and I thought that something wasn't right and I stopped the process. I started it again this morning before coming to work. 4) Any recommendations for tools to get to help maintain drives? 5) Since this is a 7200RPM drive, it is way faster than my iBooks. Any thoughts on how to use this to speed up the general system performance? I can't think of any except using it as a scratch disk. 6) Any other recommendations about this setup? Thank you very much!